Saturday, July 26, 2008

Baby Update

Well, my friend, Holly, had to be delivered by emergency Cesarean Section last night. The baby, Miss Addison Elizabeth, is doing amazingly well for not even being 28 weeks gestation. She weighed 1 lb 11 oz and was 13.5 inches. I can't even IMAGINE a baby that tiny. Her skin is not even developed yet and is as thin as wet paper, according to her daddy. Her head is the size of a tennis ball and when he put his wedding ring on her wrist, there was still room to spare. The doctors have given her an A+, but reminded them that that can change hour by hour, minute by minute. She has a looooooong road ahead of her, but God is taking care of baby Addison!

As for Holly, she had to have an old-school c-section with the vertical incision. Not only does this mean more pain, but a much longer recovery. She won't even be released from the hospital until at least Tuesday, which ironically is her birthday.

For those of you that live here, they will sadly not be returning here, but are now just moved to Longview sooner than expected. We are all sad by this turn of events, as we were looking forward to their going away party, but God was truly with them through this ordeal in letting baby Addison be born right there in Longview where they were scheduled to move in 2 weeks rather than here, where they would have to remain until Addison could go home in 2-3 months.

Thank you all for your continued prayers for this special little girl. I will keep updating as I'm able.

As for my cousin and her baby, I know nothing new, but if anyone out there does, please email me or leave it as a comment. If you don't have a blog, you can just comment with your name and you don't have to put a can just leave it blank. OR, you can put a fake name or nickname...just make sure I know who you are by it! :) Thanks everyone!

1 comment:

Naomi Hurst said...

Brooke has an appointment with a neonatologist on Tuesday morning. Hopefully they will find out more at that time. Basically all she knows right now is that the first sonogram showed a fluid filled sac in place of the cerebellum. Hopefully, this next appointment will shed more light on the situation. Please pray that God will heal this baby - that the fluid will be gone and that the cerebellum will develop normally. Love you guys!